I understand where Jim from Laredo was coming from; the author largely avoids the deeper philosophical implications of his work in exchange for a tighter focus on tactics. Read this book in order to begin to understand your eating and to begin to take control of the "mindless" portion of it.
Possibly...the performance is outstanding.
A tremendous balance of interesting problem-solving and human drama.
I have not.
Laugh and cry,and cheer.
Castaway meets Apollo 13 meets Flight of the Phoenix.
I think there are a lot of rough edges that Crichton would have sanded down...the villains are ridiculous, and the stock lefty coward character is pretty two-dimensional. Pretty cracking adventure, though.
Sure - I love Michael Crichton's work.
I enjoyed the revelation at Tantalus, the stuff with the wasp's den was cool.
Don't get me wrong; there's good stuff here, but if you've read any Tony Robbins, Dale Carnegie, or really any self-improvement text, you'll already be familiar with what you'll find here.
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